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Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe

A few years ago, I saw a man in the grocery store buying a big bag full of jalapeno peppers. I asked him what he intended to do with them, and he shared this recipe with me right there in the store! —Janice Montiverdi, Sugar Land, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 5 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 24 medium fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. In a large saucepan, boil peppers in water for 5-10 minutes (the longer you boil the peppers, the milder they become). Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls into each jalapeno half; sprinkle with bacon.
  • 3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 141 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.